According to modeling by researchers at the University of Washington, over 100 countries worldwide lack adequate blood supplies.
In 2019, dengue has surged across South America, from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina, with nearly three million cases reported - over 20 percent higher than the previous record set in 2015.
From January through November 2019, there were 484,000 probable cases of dengue fever in Minas Gerais, 16 times higher than all of 2018, making it the worst dengue epidemic in the history of the state.
The ability to examine how specific antibodies react with the Ebola virus has led to the development of a drug with far higher survival rates.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as issued the first Project BioShield contract to fund the development needed to support the expanded use of an existing antibiotic to treat exposure to inhalational anthrax.
Researchers developed the tool after discovering a jumping gene in Vibrio cholerae bacteria that could insert large genetic payloads in the genome without introducing DNA breaks.
Unlike China, where huge herds are reared and processed in factory-like conditions and outbreaks can be contained, in Indonesia most pigs are raised in backyard sties or on small farms, and sold at markets where the virus can easily spread.
Anyone who travels with pigs, whatever the distance, should adhere to good transport practice.
Two Chinese agriculture research institutions are investigating how more than 100 students and staff became infected with the bacterium Brucella.
The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department (DTRA CB) has a new test that reduces the time needed to determine clearance decontamination for anthrax.